On June 2nd, walkers from across the state of Iowa will lace up for a statewide walk in support of Mercy Child Advocacy Center and the Iowa Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers (ICCAC). Mercy Child Advocacy Center serves abused and neglected children in a forty-county region in Siouxland. Last year, the Child Advocacy Center saw 921 children while assisting in child abuse investigations.
Established in 1994, ICCAC is the network that coordinates and provides a comprehensive response to child abuse in Iowa. To increase awareness, knowledge, and education, the ICCAC and Mercy Child Advocacy Center are proud to announce the dates and locations of the third annual Champions4Children Walk/ Fun Run.
“Each walker - each supporter - is a true Champion for Children,” explained Barb Small, manager of the Mercy Child Advocacy Center. The third annual Champions4Children Walk/ Fun Run will be held on June 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at Crystal Cove Park on West 39th Street in South Sioux City, Nebraska and will bring public awareness about child abuse issues. Additionally, the Champions4Children Walk/Fun Run will increase knowledge about the services of local Children’s Advocacy Centers and the difference these services make in a child’s life. The event will help raise funds through pledges and sponsorships for the four Children’s Advocacy Centers participating in the Walk. The walk/fun run is 3 miles (with an optional 1.5 mile walk).
Walkers are encouraged to lace up and make a difference for our children! In the past year alone, Iowa’s Children’s Advocacy Centers provided support and services to over 3,000 children. Martha Burchard will be this year’s Grand Marshall for the event.
Numerous walkers plan to attend the Walk and Fun Run and navigate across the state in support of Mercy Child Advocacy Center, ICCAC and the children of Iowa.
For more information and to register for this exciting event, please visit www.getmeregistered.com. If you are interested in donating to the child advocacy cause, please call the Mercy Child Advocacy Center at 712-279-2548.